• Behind the HYPE: How Takashi Murakami's 'Flowers' Became a Pop Culture Symbol

    9 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Takashi Murakami 's multicolored Flowers motif has etched its mark in the contemporary art world, fashion, pop culture and beyond. The joyful character has appeared on Kanye West album covers, Kid Cudi's chains, Drake's hoodies, and even an Art-Basel art piece with Pharrell. Since the first Murakami Flowers artworks debuted in 1995, the Flowers have steadily taken over fashion. Ben Baller jewelry , Porter bags , and a Tourbillon watch all sport the now-iconic smiling Flowers , and the his Louis Vuitton collaboration , which drew heavily on the Flowers , lasted almost two decades. More...
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